Monday, 8 August 2011

Books and Systems

From Wikipedia

A favourite quote from the Spectator - still valid 300 years on :-

There are several Arts which all Men are in some measure Masters of, without having been at the Pains of learning them. Every one that speaks or reasons is a Grammarian and a Logician, tho’ he may be wholly unacquainted with the Rules of Grammar and Logick, as they are delivered in Books and Systems.

The Spectator. June 8th 1711


David Duff said...

Pheeew, that's a relief!

James Higham said...

And then there is this:

A K Haart said...

DD - that's why I like the quote.

JH - I've not seen his work before. I'll bookmark it and take a look.